December 7, 2015 - CTV to air Holy Mass with Pope Francis, Opening of Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica Beginning of Year of Mercy


WATERTOWN, MASS. (December 7, 2015) - On December 8th CatholicTV will air the Holy Mass for the Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica. The Mass will be celebrated by His Holiness, Pope Francis, from Vatican City and will air LIVE at 3:30 a.m. (ET). See explanatory video here. 

In March of 2015, Pope Francis announced that the Holy Year of Mercy will commence on Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015 and will conclude on the Solemnity of Christ the Universal King, November 20, 2016.

Pope Francis states, “I am confident that the whole Church, which is in such need of mercy for we are sinners, will be able to find in this Jubilee the joy of rediscovering and rendering fruitful God’s mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time.”

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The coverage of the Holy Mass for the Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica will air on December 8th LIVE at 3:30 a.m. (ET) as well as rebroadcast at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. To watch CatholicTV LIVE, please visit: